MANL2205 L. Manlius (79) L. f. Torquatus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 110?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R183.

  • Before 46?, death (DPRR Team) Expand

    Cic. Fin. 2.19.62.


son of
L. Manlius (78) Torquatus (q. before 93) (RE)
father of
L. Manlius (80) L. f. L. n. Torquatus (pr.? 50) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. fin. II 62

adoptive father of
P. Cornelius (239) P. f. Lentulus Spinther (q. 44) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Dio XXXIX 17.1


  • Proquaestor 84 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proquaestor, who issued a gold and a silver coinage for Sulla in the East (Grueber, CRRBM 2.461f.; Bahrfeld, RGMP 25-28). See Nepos Att. 1.4; and on his presence in Athens, Cic. Fin. 1.39. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proquaestor 83 Asia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proquaestor in Asia (see 85, and 84, Promagistrates). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Moneyer 82 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 367 (RRC)
  • Proquaestor 82 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proquaestor under Sulla (see 84-81, Promagistrates). Took part in the battle at the Colline Gate (Plut. Sull. 29.4). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Praetor before 67 (Brennan 2000) Expand
    • 5 See note 2; and below, Promagistrates, on Dolabella, and the succession of governors of Asia. (Broughton MRR II)
    • See 67, Promagistrates; and below, note 9 (Broughton MRR II)
    • p. 749, footnote 321 (Brennan 2000)
  • Legatus Pro Praetore 67 Mediterranean (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Under Cn. Pompeius Magnus against the pirates: (Broughton MRR II)
    • 15 Under the Gabinian law Pompey was entitled to appoint Legates with praetorian imperium (App. Mith. 94; cf. SIG³ 750; Plut. Pomp. 26) to the number, according to Plutarch, of 15 (Pomp. 25; cf. Dio 36.37), according to Appian (Mith. 94), of 24; of that number we have the names of the 15 listed above, 13 of whom held command each in one of the 13 special areas designated by Pompey (see Zonar. 10.3). Their appointment may well have been extended in a number of cases with the extension of the term of Pompey's command under the Manilian law. At any rate Gellius was still in command of a fleet in 63 (Cic. P. Red. ad Quir. 17). See Mommsen, Str. 2.656, note 2; Th. Reinach, RPh 14 (1890) 150. On his Legates and plan of campaign, see P. Groebe, Klio 10 (1910) 374-389; H. A. Ormerod, Liverpool Annals of Art and Archaeology 10 (1923) 46-51. (Broughton MRR II)
    • See Wiegand, A PAW, 6 vorläufig. Bericht Milet, Anhang 20; and note 16. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proconsul 67 Asia? (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • 11 Münzer (RE) identifies him, rather than the Manlius Torquatus who was a Legate of Pompey in Spanish waters near Gades, as the Consul of 65. See below, note 16. (Broughton MRR II)
    • Termed Legate and Proconsul (#) in an inscription of Miletus (Wiegand, APAW 1908, 6 vorläufig. Bericht, Anhang 20; cf. App. Mith. 90; RE 14.1200). See 68, note 9. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus Pro Praetore 66 Mediterranean (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Pompey's Legates in the war with the pirates (see 67, Legates) probably remained in their positions. L. Octavius may have substituted for the deceased L. Cornelius Sisenna. (Broughton MRR II)
    • That these Legates continued in command for at least three years, and probably more, is indicated by the term of command of Gellius over his fleet (Cic. P. Red. ad Quir. 17, referring almost certainly to 63). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Consul 65 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • CIL 12.2.960, 961, 2683; Cic. Cat. 3.19; Leg. Agr. 2.44; Sall. Cat. 18.5; Nep. Att. 4.5; Ascon. 57, and 60 C; Suet. Vit. Hor. p. 48 R; Dio 37, Index, and 1.1; Fast. Hyd. (Cotta et Torquato), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod. (et L. Tarquatus); on Cotta, Ascon. 67, and 85 C; and on Torquatus, Gic. Sull. 30 and 49 and 81ff.; Pis. 78; De Consul. Suo in .Div. 2.47; Hor. Epod. 13.6; Carm. 3.21.1, and Porphyr. ad loc. See Degrassi 131, 488f. These Consuls were elected after securing the conviction of the Consuls Designate for bribery (see below, Consules Designati), and were the intended victims of the so-called first Catilinarian conspiracy (Cic. Sull. 11 and 81; Mur. 81; Sall. Cat. 18-19; Liv. Per. 101; Ascon. 83, and 92 C; Suet. Iul. 9; Dio 36.44.3-5). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Repulsa (Cos.) 65 (Pina Polo 2012) Expand
    • pp. 65-72 (Pina Polo 2012)
  • Proconsul 64 Macedonia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proconsul in Macedonia (Cic. Pis. 44; see 63, Promagistrates). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proconsul 63 Macedonia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Governor, probably as Proconsul, of Macedonia, and received the title Imperator from the Senate on Cicero's motion when he reported his achievements (Cic. Pis. 44). Had returned to Rome by autumn (Cic. Sull. 34; Fin. 2.62; Att. 12.21.1). (Broughton MRR II)